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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on what to give a dog with anxiety issues? Mainly separation anxiety. I tried Clomicalm from the vet, and had a dopey drugged dog, I don't want that.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 04:35 PM
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Re: anxiety

Just out of curiosity, is the separation anxiety for a new dog or a dog you've had for a long time? The reason I ask is because when we adopted Sean he had major separation anxiety issues but for the most part we were able to work through them.

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This is for a dog I've had 6 years since a puppy. We've worked through a lot but still having some issues. Has been worked up at vet, no obvious other problems. Just a basket case.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 12:06 AM
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Re: anxiety

Whole Dog Journal did a report on "Kong Time" -- and gave it great reviews for handling seperation anxiety -- this is the devise that you fill with stuffed kongs - it releases them randomly over the day, giving a alterting sound a few minutes before the release. Somehow the dogs have this thing to listen for, to watch for when you are gone & it makes them less anxious.

THey aren't cheap but it might be worth a try anyway.
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Re: anxiety

Do you have Patricia McConnell's booklet, "I'll Be Home Soon?"

What herbal remedies have your tried? Have you tried the DAP plug-in and spray?

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Re: anxiety

Homeopathy might help. I would recommend working with a homeopathic vet, but maybe something here would help:
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I'll look into the book and see if I can find a homeopathic vet to visit. Funny how things like blasting fireworks don't phase her, but leaving the house does. Thanks.
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Re: anxiety

DAP never worked for me (although I wasn't necessarily using it for SA). My trainer suggested melatonin.
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I have my girl on chinese herbs tian wang bu xin wan ( ginseng & zizyphus)
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Can I ask the dosage on the med?Athena is on that one and she isn't dopey at all, it just keeps her mind from racing and veering off when she gets worked up over scary things.You can PM me if you'd like.

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